Visits and workshops

Inspirational visits to engage learners with our unique collections

Each year, the Learning Team welcomes over 35,000 students, teachers, young people, families and adult learners to the British Library. We provide a range of inspiring opportunities for learners to engage with our unique collections, from workshops, masterclasses and teacher training to family days, projects and private views.

Booking now! Shakespeare in Ten Acts: A landmark exhibition on the performances that made an icon, charting Shakespeare’s constant reinvention across the centuries. Free workshops available for primarysecondary and further education groups.

Primary schools

We offer a range of free workshops for primary school groups which use our gallery spaces to develop creative thinking, visual and verbal literacy and research skills.

Secondary schools and colleges

We offer a range of free workshops for secondary schools and further education groups which use our gallery spaces to develop creative thinking, visual and verbal literacy and research skills.

Adult learning

We offer a range of learning opportunities for adults, from in-depth courses and masterclasses to free tours and workshops for ESOL learners and adults with learning disabilities.

Family activities

From Activity Trails to Discovery Days, we welcome families to the British Library to take part in a rich mix of activities designed to engage all the family.

Teacher events

Our Continuing Professional Development programme includes evening events and day-long conferences, many of which are in partnership with other institutions. We provide opportunities for teachers to broaden their subject knowledge and reinvigorate their passion for their subject.

How to book your visit

Practical information about bringing your group to the British Library, from completing our booking form to details on getting here.